As an urbanist, how am I able to cope with the ‘organised chaos’ of co-creation, self-organisation, community-building, citizen power and social enterprises? This could easily be one of the questions posed by a participant of the Stadsklas (City Class).
Because that’s what we’re looking for: active, curious, cooperative and concerned urban professionals (designers, developers, researchers, curators, planners, etc.) that walk the borders of their own knowledge and want to transcend them with help from the Stadsklas. With the city as a classroom, the everyday urban reality as teaching materials, and the class as ‘Master’, we will actively search for solutions that you won’t find easily at your desk or in the books.
We are looking for your most pressing questions that require unconventional approaches. If you would like to take part, describe your questions as concise as possible and send them to Francien van Westrenen (email@example.com) before 25 April 2013. There is room for 16 participants and their questions. Selection takes place on the basis of diversity of participants and their outlined issues.
The Stadsklas is an initiative of Stroom Den Haag and will be launched during the exhibit United We which explores the concept of collectivity. Confirmed participants of the Stadsklas include Afaina de Jong (Afarai), Jelte Boeijenga, Willemijn Lofvers and The Pop-Up City. Please visit stroom.nl for more information on the project (sorry, Dutch)!
The Stadsklas is made financially possible by the Creative Industries Fund (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie).